WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Pastors new to Western District Conference or who have not taken the Healthy Boundaries 101 training within the last three years, the Mennonite Church USA standard for all credentialed people.
WHERE: Training will be conducted online by Zoom video conference in both English and Spanish.
WHEN: April 1 & 2 from 6:00-9:30 pm (Participants are required to be present via camera the full time both evenings.)
We affirm that this training is crucial to effective ministry in our conference. As you are aware, the healthy use of power and recognition of the misuse of power are important facets of Christian ministry. Ways to stay healthy in ministry are to manage personal boundaries well, engage in regular self-care, and be aware of when you are most at risk of misconduct. These topics and more will be discussed. Byron Pellecer (Spanish) and Kathy Neufeld Dunn (English) will co-train in the FaithTrust Institute model of prevention of clergy sexual misconduct.
- Participant training manuals will be sent to each registrant.
- Registration fee covers the manual, trainers’ time, and tech support!
- PowerPoint slides will be side-by-side with English on one slide and Spanish on the other.
- Digital break-out rooms with Spanish speakers in one (or more as needed) and English speakers in another.
WDCers pay $55 registration fee; non-WDCers pay $65. Please register by March 18. You may register and pay online (SEE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW) or email us to let us know you are attending and send a check to WDC prior to the event. WDC Pastors are welcome to apply for Continuing Education grant money to pay for the cost of this event. The grant application form is available at: mennowdc.org/grants/
Do you have questions? Contact Byron Pellecer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Neufeld Dunn at email@example.com.